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Nation 31 May 2004 | 12:00 AM

Express boat stuck after hitting sandbar

About 90 passengers on a Kapit-bound express boat were stranded for six hours when it hit a sandbar in a rare incident on the Rajang River on Saturday. The I>Husquana Vision /I>came to a halt after it got struck in the sandbar about 15 minutes after leaving the wharf in Sibu at 6.30am.

Nation 20 Jun 2004 | 12:00 AM

Air quality over Prai worsens

The air quality in Seberang Prai reached 'unhealthy' levels yesterday and visibility deteriorated to between two and six kilometres, the Department of Environment (DOE) said.

Nation 22 Jun 2004 | 12:00 AM

Air quality unhealthy in west coast

Air quality reached unhealthy levels in the peninsula's west coast on Monday, indicating that the haze could be back, the Department of Environment said.

AseanPlus News 23 Jun 2004 | 12:00 AM

Riau flights hit by haze from forest fires, cropland clearing

Thick haze from forest fires and cropland clearing has blanketed Indonesia's Riau on Sumatra island, limiting visibility and disrupting flights to and from the province, officials and news reports said yesterday.

Nation 23 Jun 2004 | 12:00 AM

Air quality over peninsula worsens

The air quality over the whole of the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia is showing signs of deterioration in the wake of the current hot and dry weather coupled with increased cross-border pollution.

Nation 24 Jun 2004 | 12:00 AM

Haze covers Riau and West Kalimantan

Haze continued to blanket Pekanbaru, capital of Indonesia's Riau province for a fourth day, reducing visibility to 10m yesterday morning.

Nation 24 Jun 2004 | 12:00 AM

Haze drifts to other states

The haze, which has shrouded the Klang Valley in the past week, has drifted to other parts of the peninsula and worsening in the east coast states.

Nation 24 Jun 2004 | 12:00 AM

Marine cops issue haze alert for ships plying Straits of Malacca

All ships plying the Straits of Malacca have been advised by the southern region marine police to navigate with utmost care because of the haze.

Nation 24 Jun 2004 | 12:00 AM

Indons yet to ratify haze pact

Indonesia, which has contributed to the country's haze problem with its forest fires, has yet to ratify the Asean Transboundary Haze Agreement enforced last November.

Nation 26 Jun 2004 | 12:00 AM

Indonesia vows to check raging fires in Sumatra

Indonesia is seeking help to put out the raging fires in Sumatra - the source of the haze over neighbouring Malaysia - and taking to court those who carry out open burning.